It turns out that we should have used semigloss paint
instead of flat.
A semigloss paint
formulation with 26% pigment volume concentration (PVC) and 30% volume solids (VS) was used to evaluate block resistance of various acrylic latexes.
After priming, paint the cabinets with a gloss or semigloss paint
. Apply a thin first coat, let it dry, then lightly sand with 120- or 180-grit sandpaper.
A gloss or semigloss paint
with longer flow out during dry will usually look better (with fewer brushmarks) after the final smoothing strokes of the brush, and defects will be easier to repair by rebrushing before the paint is dry.
To add a distinctive but very economical touch to this kitchen, we painted the wall above the backsplash with semigloss paint
and then "block-painted" a design.
Truly washable paints must have a smoother surface, that is, contain more resin like a semigloss paint
. Paint formulators found that they could make a smooth, washable surface without increasing the resins by adding different types of pigments (as fillers).
Roll on a coat of primer followed by gloss or semigloss paint
(glossy paints are easier to wipe clean).
Table 1--Effect of Three Thickener Chemistries on Rheological Properties (a) Semigloss Paint
HMHEC plus High High 30PVC/38VS Conventional Performance Performance HEUR HEUR #1 HEUR #2 HMHK 1.5 lb/100 gal No No Equil.
Painted walls near the work center should be covered with semigloss paint
so they can be wiped clean.
Several of our Field Editors tell about having to repaint entire rooms because they touched up flat walls with semigloss paint
An example of the efficacy of HSOPs as a [TiO.sub.2] replacement in a high [TiO.sub.2] content semigloss paint
is shown in Figure 3.
Spot-prime filled areas, especially if you're using gloss or semigloss paint
, or else the paint will be dull in filled areas.